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10 Best Shows for Couples Who Can't Agree on What to Watch

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Happy March! You've made it through the toughest part of winter -- but for most of us, we've still got at least a few more snowy/rainy weeks ahead. In my opinion, there's no better excuse for a Netflix binge than bad weather. The big challenge in my house: Finding a show that both my husband and I want to watch. After a few weeks of crowdsourcing favorites, I put together this list of shows that are equally enjoyable to watch with or without your significant other.  Enjoy!

Cara

Your To-Binge List 

COMEDY

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - Amazon Video
If the stand-up routines of this 1950s-housewife-turned standup don't get you, the wardrobe alone will.

The Office - Netflix
It's never too late to get on the bandwagon. This is the only show we'll rewatch over and over again for 22 minutes of guaranteed laughs.

ACTION/SUSPENSE

The Bodyguard - Netflix
Produced by the BBC, this is sort of like the British version of Homeland. Kept us on the edge of our seats.

Narcos - Netflix
A gripping, sometimes gruesome take on Pablo Escobar and the 1980s cocaine trade in Colombia.

Escape at Dannemora - Showtime
Based on the true story of a prison break in upstate New York in which two convicted murderers escape with the help of a female prison guard. This is next on my to-binge list.

DRAMA

The Crown - Netflix
Think political maneuvers, complex relationships, and coming of age. Much more entertaining than I'm making it sound!

House of Cards - Netflix
Major key: Stop watching after season four. The first four seasons are amazing, though, and well worth it. Promise you'll have enough closure by the end of the fourth season anyway!

Succession - HBO
This drama/comedy centers around a dysfunctional family which owns a global media empire (a satirical take on Rupert Murdoch and Fox) as they fight for control over their fortune. 

FANTASY 

Game of Thrones - HBO
You know the deal with this one. When surveying friends, this came up as the unequivocal couple favorite. (I have to admit, I haven't been able to get into it...but might give it a third try as the final season is about to start and I have major FOMO.)

Handmaid's Tale - Hulu
Set in a totalitarian society in what used to be part of the United States and ruled by a fundamentalist regime that treats women as property of the state, "fantasy" might be the wrong category for this show (more like "nightmare"). The third season is now filming in D.C., which is just a little too weird.

 

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